September 2008

Venture Files

Pony in the Pile

This week’s Interact 2008 conference — all things interactive media — began upbeat enough, with Ted Leonsis‘s inspirational keynote signaling an ‘anything’s possible, mix-and-mashup’ world of opportunity where entrepreneurs can offer (and perhaps find) fulfillment by providing one of the five keys to self-actualization: relationships, community, self-expression, giving back, or pursuing a higher calling. But […]

Aaron Brazell

Transparency and Handling

Transparency happens to be the number one search term for this blog. Don’t ask me how it happened. I’ll simply say that I talk about honesty and transparency quite a bit. The reason is that it is the cornerstone for business and brand. Today at the Interact 2008 conference, AOL founder Ted Leonsis dropped a […]

Aaron Brazell

Swing State Voter Calendar

If you’re in Maryland, as I am, or one of most other states in the Union that are not really in play, then you can keep moving. However, if you are in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico or Nevada (states that are swing states according to Politico’s […]

Aaron Brazell

5 Airlines Bringing Geek Chic

Traveling soon? If you’re a geek, you have certain things that are important to you in an airline. They need to be accessible, approachable. Preferably they have wifi or some kind of gadget-sexiness happening. They engage bloggers and go the extra mile to support the new media ecosystem. They understand the economy of favors and […]

Aaron Brazell

Buying Digital SLR Cameras

I’ve been shooting photography for about 5 months now. I’m not an expert, but I’m learning. I bought a 3 year old Canon Rebel XT on Craigslist from a fine arts student at University of Baltimore. She had taken good care of it and was looking to upgrade to a Canon 5D. So I bought […]

guest blogging

Talking about Tubes

I do apologize for the infrequency of posts. I expected more to write about. Now I have no excuse. Starting Friday, there will be a confluence of technology events that will be covered, here and elsewhere. Friday morning, I’ll be at the Broadband Census for America conference. I’ve written in this space about infrastructure before, […]